PM Beef Receives Food Safety Certification

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PM Beef Receives Food Safety Certification

For the second consecutive year, Windom, Minn.-based PM Beef has been named a Safe Quality Food (SQF) 2000 Level 3 Certified Supplier by the SQF Institute, a division of Food Marketing Institute (FMI).

Last year PM Beef became the first U.S. beef harvest facility to receive this certification, which signifies that the company meets the requirements of one of the most stringent standards for food safety and quality in the industry.

“We have always maintained the highest food safety and quality standards, so this certification, coming from such a prestigious international organization as the Food Marketing Institute validates our internal commitment and helps set us apart from our competitors,” said Lisa Hernandez, VP, quality assurance and food safety at PM Beef.

SQF certification is an important part of the buyer/supplier relationship, as it builds confidence, demonstrates compliance with regulatory and product traceability requirements, and provides a structure for implementing and demonstrating sustainable production and manufacturing best practices. SQF is internationally recognized and meets the standards of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). It also promotes cost savings by providing “one system, one audit.”

“We are committed to earning SQF certification year after year,” noted Hernandez. “SQF training will thus be an ongoing process, so we can ensure that all current and future PM Beef employees share this understanding of, and commitment to, the highest safety and quality standards.”

PM Beef is a domestic and international supplier of top-quality Midwestern cornfed beef, whose variety of product lines includes PM Angus Beef, PM Natural Angus Beef, PM Retail Ready No-Trim Beef, and a variety of customized solutions for its retail, food service, and export partners.